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Slow Cooker Root Veggie Winter Soup

Rated as 3.57 out of 5 Stars

"Delicious root vegetable soup for those chilly winter days. My daughter wants this for Christmas! Can be served alone, over rice, or with grilled baguettes."
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5 h 30 m servings 134
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine vegetable broth, chicken broth, and water in a slow cooker set on High. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds and dried cilantro.
  2. Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, tarragon, and coriander seeds in a spice grinder; pulse until finely ground. Stir into the slow cooker.
  3. Stir carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, and onion into the slow cooker. Cook on High until liquid is boiling. Reduce to Low and cook until vegetables are tender when pierced with a fork, about 5 hours.
  4. Season with white pepper; garnish with green onion.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 134 calories; 0.7 30.5 3.6 < 1 197 Full nutrition

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Delicious! Definitely will make this again.

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Nobody in my family would like this again. It lacked a fulfilling richness and taste.

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Delicious! Definitely will make this again.

I also added one turnip pealed and cubed and two potatoes pealed and cubed. (My husband has to have a potato in all his veggie things LOL) and one stalk celery chopped.

I was a little skeptical because parsnips and rutabagas both have such distinctive tastes, but this soup was delicious. It was a complete winner!

I'm neither a soup lover nor frequent soup maker but this record breaking winter has me branching out. I took many liberties as I'm not a fan of celantro. Just for personal preference I added su...

This soup is very good. My family loved it. Will make again.

Have never cared for parsnips so I didn’t add them, but the soup was very good.

Nobody in my family would like this again. It lacked a fulfilling richness and taste.

This was OK, but I would not make it again. Not what I expected. The broth was too sweet, I did not realize the parsnips would flavor it so strongly over the other roots. I would definitely not ...

Added leftover pork roast just because it needed to be used. It was okay but just as good without it.